I am developing a WordPress theme locally and I can't figure out how to get an image to display in a normal size in the_content(). At the moment, the images are displaying the same size as my featured image. I tried using the set_post_thumbnail_size() to resize the image but still no change.

Has anyone come across the same problem before ?

Any guidance would be great.

  • How are you adding the photos in? If you're talking about the the_post_thumbnail() function, you will want to specify a size for that function, which is discussed in The Codex. Otherwise, you may be looking at a CSS issue. Without knowing more, it's hard to say where your problem lies... Aug 18, 2015 at 19:22
  • Thanks for the suggest, I think I managed to figure out the problem. My image width and height was set to 100% in my CSS style sheet, which was causing the image to take up the full width of the container. Aug 19, 2015 at 20:16

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Instead of using set_post_thumbnail_size() try add_image_size()

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